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Category: Research
Aleksandra (“Ally”) B. Zimmerman
Aleksandra (“Ally”) B. Zimmerman, who this fall joins the nationally ranked NIU Department of Accountancy as an assistant professor, received the 2016 Doctoral Dissertation Award for Innovation in Accounting Education from the American Accounting Association. Her study examined the impact of audit partner Big 4 experience on audit pricing in the non-Big 4 firm audit...
Is the day coming when knowledge of the genetics behind human diseases will point the way to cures? At the next STEM Café – “The Human Blueprint” – NIU associate professor of biology Rick Johns will explore the latest scientific understanding of how genes relate to medical conditions. Johns then will describe the challenge of...
Imagine getting lost in your own home or neighborhood. Imagine feeling disoriented, unsure of where you are or how you got there. For individuals suffering from Alzheimer’s and other neurological disorders or trauma – and more Americans than ever are diagnosed with these conditions each year – this “spatial disorientation” can be a daily occurrence and...
NIU’s Office of Student Engagement and Experiential Learning will host the fourth annual Summer Research Symposium from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 5, in Altgeld Hall. The event is free and open to the public. Any undergraduate student who has participated in faculty-mentored research or artistry over the course of the 2015-16 academic...
An ongoing two-year initiative has focused new attention on the need to better address rigor and reproducibility in research. This heightened awareness of problems identified in the quality (rigor) with which some published studies have been completed as well as the lack of transparency in reporting the details of completed studies led to extensive discussion...
Book cover of “Community-Based Qualitative Research: Approaches for Education and the Social Sciences” by Laura Ruth Johnson.
Laura Ruth Johnson, associate professor in the NIU College of Education’s Department of Educational Technology, Research and Assessment, has published “Community-Based Qualitative Research: Approaches for Education and the Social Sciences.” Johnson’s book is a practical text that integrates theoretical perspectives with guidelines for designing and implementing community-based qualitative research projects. Coverage of participatory research designs...
NIU’s Center for Biochemical and Biophysical Studies will host an upcoming public lecture delivered by renowned cancer researcher Channing Der. Der is considered one of the world’s leading experts on the RAS family of oncogenes and their role in driving cancer-cell growth. He serves as the Sarah Graham Kenan Distinguished Professor of Pharmacology at the...
Shanay Murdock
NIU’s Office of Student Engagement & Experiential Learning hosted a brown bag colloquia series this semester to showcase the work of students who achieved success in their independent research, artistry or civic engagement projects. The colloquia series wrapped up with presentations from four undergraduate students. Senior Jessica Sandlund from Community Leadership and Civic Engagement discussed...
Our robots are getting smarter. Should we be excited or scared? At the next STEM Café, “RoboRevolution: The Future of Sentient Machines at Home and in the Workplace,” two NIU thinkers will explore the many ways cutting-edge robotics and artificial intelligence are changing our lives. The free talk and discussion will be held from 6:30...
Amy Stich
Does the U.S. education system function to reproduce inequalities of social class and race while claiming to improve access for minorities and financially disadvantaged students? Yes, says Amy Stich, an assistant professor in the NIU Department of Leadership, Educational Psychology and Foundations. “We have decades of research on academic tracking at the secondary level that...
Finding new ways to prevent and treat disease. Improving incubators for premature babies. Inventing a new type of solar cell. These are just a few of the exciting innovations of NIU faculty and staff who were honored recently during the Research and Innovation Partnerships Recognition Ceremony on campus. “We are pleased to highlight the incredible...
NIU’s Pick Museum of Anthropology has been awarded a $19,750 grant from the Dunham Fund for a two-year project to document and share the experiences of Burmese Karen refugees living in northern Illinois. Led by the museum’s research assistant, Rachel Drochter, the project employs NIU students who will work with a local Karen Advisory Group...
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